Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by ggardner, May 24, 2019.
When I think of America I think of the Creedence.
Well it has to be Aerosmith because it says so on the hype stickers on their album covers
Chicken, Alice Cooper, No Chicken!
I'm gonna go with America. What, is that rock? Or that band that wrote that song "We're an American Band". Yeah, Grand Funk Railroad! Aerosmith? Nah, Aerosmith has been dead to me since the mid-90s.
Now to be serious, I'm going with The Doors. This thread has really made me realize how many of the bands I like are from England.
When we talk about things like wordwide influence on guitar playing,composing,guitar industry..
There's only ONE NAME: VAN HALEN - END OF DISCUSSION!
When we talk about uniqueness: THE DOORS - END OF DISCUSSION!
Possibly the farthest thing from the greatest American rock band!!
Are you serious?? They’re a f@?!ing JOKE!!
And an insult to ACTUAL American rock bands (like Aerosmith, Van Halen, the Doors, Grand Funk Railroad, CCR...)
I'd probably chuck Guns & Roses into the mix - great catalogue of songs, lots of cross generational appeal, and a band that wear their influences on their sleeve yet turn them into something unique and instantly recognisable. From a forty something Brit point of view they certainly epitomised the big American rock band when I was growing up.
Tom Petty and the heartbreakers and for me it's not even close. Very few artists maintain that level of quality output for that long.
Tom was 10 times the songwriter than anyone in aerosmith or van Halen was, IMO. Nothing either of those bands ever did really interested me beyond EVH obvious brilliance as a guitarist, which is pretty awesome to listen to on occasion.
Van Halen embody every single inch of what makes American rock n' roll what it is.
For a couple years in the 80’s Van Halen. Virtuoso lead guitarist whose rhythm work and songwriting was just as strong as the lead stuff. Crazy overconfident lead singer who (I think) behind the scenes was really bright and helped harness the powerful pop aspect of it. Solid drums, awesome back up vocals. Some of that stuff was multi part harmony.
Cannibal ****ing Corpse from Tampa ****ing Florida!
The Doors, hands down.
Then CCR, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Stooges, Van Halen and to a lesser extent Cheap Trick and Blue Oyster Cult.
Bob Seger. I like Tom Petty too, but Bob Seger was doing it big before, during, and after Tom Petty's career.
That said, my first thought was Aerosmith. When I think American rock band I think Aerosmith. But if I were born 10 years earlier or later I'd have a different answer.
I have to agree with Twinrider1 ....
Bob Seger maybe most underrated American rock star of all time
Boston ...... I know over produced
Eagles not really rock n roll
Beach Boys probably not rockn roll
No other American rack and roll act had a more stirring cultural impact. Wildly popular, wildly provocative.
KISS, Tom Petty & the Hearbreakers, and Aerosmith all immediately come to mind.